What Happened on July 28, 1986

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Chando, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), dies at 74
  • Syd Curnow, South African cricket batsman (7 Tests, HS 47; Transvaal), dies at 78
1986 Highlights

About July 28, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Glory Of Love (Theme From "The Karate Kid Part II") - Peter Cetera
  • UK #1 Song: The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh